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Russian military: mission accomplished, Islamic State defeated in Syria
Yahoo>Reuters ^

Posted on 12/07/2017 11:31:09 AM PST by NorseViking

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's military said on Thursday it had accomplished its mission of defeating Islamic State in Syria, and there were no remaining settlements there under the group's control.

Russian bombers had used unprecedented force in the final stages to finish off the militant group, a senior Russian officer said.

"The mission to defeat bandit units of the Islamic State terrorist organization on the territory of Syria, carried out by the armed forces of the Russian Federation, has been accomplished," Colonel-General Sergei Rudskoi, head of the general staff's operations, said on Rossiya 24 TV channel.

Syrian government forces were now combing and de-mining areas where Islamic State had had their strongholds, he said.

"The final stage of the defeat of the terrorists was accompanied by the unprecedented deployment and intense combat use of Russia's air force," he said. The air strikes included 14 sorties of groups of long-range bombers from Russia made in the past month, he said.

Russia's military deployed in Syria would now focus on preserving ceasefires and restoring peaceful life, he said.

(Writing by Dmitry Solovyov; Editing by Christian Lowe and Richard Balmforth)

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Syria
KEYWORDS: bush; mccain; saudi; waronterror

1 posted on 12/07/2017 11:31:09 AM PST by NorseViking
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To: NorseViking

Does anyone think they consulted with GW before making that statement?


2 posted on 12/07/2017 11:35:37 AM PST by mazda77
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To: NorseViking
Now there is nothing to keep the refugees from returning home.
3 posted on 12/07/2017 11:36:08 AM PST by Cowboy Bob
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To: NorseViking

Collusion!!

Thank You President Trump and President Putin


4 posted on 12/07/2017 11:37:40 AM PST by eyeamok (Tolerance: The virtue of having a belief in Nothing!)
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To: NorseViking

I watched Victor Davis Hanson on tv a few nights ago.

The guy is brilliant.

He just finished up a book on WWII.

He talked about how our high altitude bombing campaign probably won the war.

There is a lot of debate on that subject.

He came at it from a completely new angle.

Our high altitude bombers forced the nazis to pull 10,000 88mm cannons off the lines with Russia and use them in Germany for air defense. Those cannons were knocking the stuffing out of the Russian tanks. With them gone, the Russian tanks could attack.

Brilliant.

Brilliant on our side and brilliant of him to notice.


5 posted on 12/07/2017 11:39:29 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: NorseViking

Yeah, but we hate Russia, because Putin is corrupt and he made Hillary lose the election, and stuff.


6 posted on 12/07/2017 11:43:11 AM PST by PGR88
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To: mazda77

Hmmm, interesting. I guess I missed this in my morning paper, and any of a number of US media outlets. Guess I missed it at the top of the hour news updates as well. Go figure.


7 posted on 12/07/2017 11:43:26 AM PST by speedracerx (The fate of our great nation lies in the hands of conservatives!)
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To: NorseViking

Obama defeated in Syria.


8 posted on 12/07/2017 11:51:52 AM PST by BinaryBoy ("Immigration Reform" is ballot stuffing)
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To: blueunicorn6

If so it wasn’t intentional.


9 posted on 12/07/2017 11:52:02 AM PST by Seruzawa (TANSTAAFL!)
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To: NorseViking

And they did it by not worrying about ‘civilians’, using un-guided munitions for the most part, using cluster munitions were needed, and thermobaric munitions in quantity - better than napalm, and , using as many extremely lethal weapons as possible short of nukes. They did it the old fashioned way: kill as many of the enemy as quickly as possible, while keeping the press out of the picture - far out of the picture.


10 posted on 12/07/2017 11:54:59 AM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: NorseViking

Wars are not supposed to end. Those damn Russians will ruin everything.


11 posted on 12/07/2017 12:06:29 PM PST by mmercier0921 (Spinning in infinity)
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To: mmercier0921

If they don’t end you can say you didn’t lose because it’s not over!


12 posted on 12/07/2017 12:24:52 PM PST by gr8eman (Facts and evidence are bourgeois constructs weaponized by patriarchal penis-people)
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To: speedracerx

Just to make sure, I was making a snark at the Mission Accomplished definition.


13 posted on 12/07/2017 12:34:30 PM PST by mazda77
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To: NorseViking

” unprecedented force in the final stages”

Good


14 posted on 12/07/2017 1:18:02 PM PST by silverleaf (A man who kneels for the national anthem doesn't stand for much of anything)
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To: NorseViking

Now imagine if Clinton had won. It would have seen McCain’s friends still holding territory.


15 posted on 12/07/2017 3:23:55 PM PST by Sam Gamgee
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